Here’s what spring will bring in the way of entertainment

Here’s what spring will bring in the way of entertainment

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While spring officially started more than a week ago, it certainly hasn’t felt like it for the most part. To help you shake off the winter rust and embrace the season of renewal, here’s a list of events coming to a theatre (or another venue) near you in the next couple of months.

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April

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1: Ariel Posen performs, the Justin Saladino Band opens. Broom Factory, 305 Rideau St. 8 p.m. $30. broomfactory.ca.

3: Manchester Collective is joined in concert by Abel Selaocoe and his band, Chesaba. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W. 7:30 p.m. queensu.ca/theisabel.

3: “A Roots ’n’ Blues Kitchen Party” with Lloyd Spiegel, Suzie Vinnick and Charlie A’Court. The Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St. 7:30. $39.50, $29.50 plus HST and handling fee. kingstongrand.ca.

5: Miss Emily performs “The I Heart Kingston” show to mark her 20th anniversary as a performer. The Spire, 82 Sydenham St. 7 p.m. $30-$35. thespirekingston.org.

5: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn in concert. Grand Theatre. 7:30. $64.50, $59.50, $54.50 plus.

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5: Kingston Baroque Consort presents “Celebration! Dazzling Baroque Showpieces.” St. James Anglican Church, 10 Union St. $25.

5: Dr. Jane Philpott discusses her new book, “Health for All,” at this Kingston WritersFest event. Confederation Place Hotel, 237 Ontario St. 7 p.m.

6: She Sings! Women’s Choir performs a concert called “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Chalmers United Church, 212 Barrie St. $25.

7: A stage adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book.” Grand Theatre. 3:30 p.m.. $23, $18, $15 plus (half price for children).

9: Queens of the Stone Age’s “The End is Nero” tours rolls into town. The Struts open. Slush Puppie Place, 1 The Tragically Hip Way. 7:30. $60-$95. slushpuppieplace.com.

10: The Gryphon Trio return, this time with clarinetist James Campbell, to perform Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” among other pieces. The Isabel. 7:30. $30.

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10: Lil Tjay performs as part of his “Life is Good” tour. Slush Puppie Place. 8 p.m. $50-$85.

10: Haley Blais performs. Broom Factory. 7:30 (all ages). $30.

11: Cam Kahin headlines. Monach opens. Broom Factory, 305 Rideau St. 7:30 (all ages). $20.

12: The Wilderness release their new record, “Strangers I Used to Love.” Opening will be the Codas and Redfox. BluMartini, 178 Ontario St. 8 p.m. $20 to purchase a ticket in advance, $25 at the door.

12: RKY Camp Summer Album release concert featuring performances by Paul Langlois Band, Rocket Surgery, Emilie Steele & the Deal and more. The Isabel. 7:30. Pay what you can.

12: Classic Albums Live performs the Police’s 1983 album “Synchronicity.” Grand Theatre. 7:30. $54.50, $49.50, $44.50 plus.

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13: Parabolus: Complete Tool Experience. Broom Factory. 8 (all ages). $26.

13: NQ Arbuckle headline a fundraiser for the Grad Club. The Grad Club, 162 Barrie St. 8:30 p.m. Admission by donation.

13: The Kingston Symphony Orchestra is joined by baritone saxophonist Leo Pellegrino. Grand Theatre. 7:30. $10-$50.

16: Matthew Good and his band perform. Vilivant opens. Grand Theatre. 8 p.m. $50 plus.

20: H’art Studio performs its newest creation, “Happy.” The Isabel. 6 p.m. $15.

20: Just for Laughs Road Show. Grand Theatre. 7:30. $54.50, $49.50, $44.50 plus.

20: Cantabile Choirs of Kingston presents “Earth Songs.” The Spire. 2:30 p.m. $10-$20.

21: The ARC (Artists of The Royal Conservatory) Ensemble perform. The Isabel. 2:30. $45-$64.

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24: Kiran Ahluwalia in concert. Grand Theatre. 7:30. $34.50, $29.50, $19.50 plus.

25-May 11: Domino Theatre presents “Ten Lost Years.” The Davies Foundation Auditorium, 52 Church St. $20. dominotheatre.com for showtimes.

25: Land of Talk headlines, Hua Li opens. Broom Factory. 7:30. $35.

25: Cantabile Choirs of Kingston presents “Considering Matthew Shepard.” The Spire. 7:30. $15-$35.

26: Teenage Kicks with openers Forty Seven Teeth and the Astros. Broom Factory. 7:30 (all ages). $15 plus.

26: Urban circus troupe 360 Allstars perform. Grand Theatre. 7. $34.50, $24.50 plus.

28: The Kingston Symphony presents its Tchaikovsky festival. Isabel Bader Centre. 2:30. $10-$50.

29: The Stampeders perform. Grand Theatre. 7:30. $79.50 plus.

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May

1: Marc Jordan and Amy Sky perform together. Grand Theatre. 7:30. $63.27 plus.

2-12: Bottle Tree Productions presents “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Baby Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St. $25. kingstongrand.ca for showtimes and tickets.

2: Breakwater Brass performs its inaugural concert, “Swing Spring.” The Spire. 7:30. Admission is a donation to the Spire.

4: The Homegrown Live Music Festival, a fundraiser for Joe’s MILL, offers a number of different musical genres performed in venues across the city during the day.

4: The Isabel Voices present “A Night on Broadway.” The Isabel. 7:30. $30.

4: Classical ballet meets contemporary dance in Guillaume Cote’s X(DIX). Grand Theatre. 7:30. $39.50, $29.50, $19.50 plus.

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5: “You’ve Got a Friend” features the songs of Carole King and James Taylor. Broom Factory. 2 p.m. (all ages). $27.50 (seating provided).

8: The Dancers of Damelahamid performs “Spirit and Tradition.” Grand Theatre. 7:30. Pay what you can.

9: Sistema Kingston members perform their year-end concert, “We Sing, We Drum, We Play!” The Isabel. 4:40 p.m. Admission by donation.

9: Whiskey Jack presents “Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom.” The Spire. 7:30. $35.

10: Boy Golden headlines, Fontline opens. Broom Factory. 7:30. $25.

11: The Kingston Choral Society performs Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Joseph Rheinburger’s “Stabat Mater.” The Spire. 7:30. $30 for adults, $20 for students and seniors, $40 for premium seating.

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12: D12 and Obie Trice perform and will be joined by Robbie G. Broom Factory. 8 (all ages). $45.

14: Laura Jane Grace and the Mississippi Medicals headline, Worriers and Sam Russo open. Broom Factory. 7:30 (all ages). $27.50.

21: Pianist Jonathan Mak, winner of the inaugural Bader & Overton Canadian piano competition held last year, performs. The Isabel. 7:30. $30-$35.

23: Australian singer-songwriter/guitar virtuoso Daniel Champagne returns. Broom Factory. 7:30 (all ages). $30 (seating provided).

24: Montreal’s Kaia Kater brings her “Strange Medicine” tour to town. Broom Factory. 7:30 (all ages). $20 (some seating provided).

25: Open Voices Community Choir performs “Cornucopia.” Cooke’s-Portsmouth United Church, 200 Norman Rogers Dr. 2 and 7 p.m. $20.

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25: Corin Raymond performs the one-actor play “Bookmarks.” Broom Factory. 7:30. $30 (seating provided).

26: Chastity performs as part of its “Trilogy of Films” tour. Broom Factory. 2:30 (all ages). $20.

30: Bruce Cockburn performs as part of his “O Sun O Moon” tour. Grand Theatre. $59.50, $49.50, $44.50 plus.

30: Daniel Romano’s Outfit, Ballsy and Clara Smallman perform as part of this year’s Reverb Festival. Broom Factory. 7:30 (all ages). $25.

31: Bleeker, Boston Levi, Parliament of Owls and Lake Porter perform as part of the Spring Reverb festival. The Ale House, 393 Princess St. 7:30 p.m. $25.

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